The World Economic Forum, through leveraging its leader-level multistakeholder and interdisciplinary platform, is working to expand the effectiveness of multistakeholder Internet cooperation and problem solving through dialogue and collective action. On the Future of the Internet Initiative’s Improving Information for Decision Makers track, the Forum has partnered with Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society. The Berkman Klein Center’s work is focused on three areas of activity within the track:
- Research and analysis, aimed at understanding key trends, developments, and issues across all layers of the Internet to strengthen the evidence base for public and private sector decision making that affects the future of the Internet.
- Collaborative platform-building and digital problem solving, aimed at developing a proposal for a hackathon prototype hosted by the Berkman Klein Center in 2016, which brings together world-class software developers and scholars to engage in the development and deployment of real-world solutions to vexing cybersecurity problems
- Capacity-building and education, aimed at exploring opportunities in the executive education space, in collaboration with other partners, with the goal to develop an overall concept for a teaching program aimed at senior level decision-makers in the public sector, with particular emphasis on the Global South.